Teaches children how to respect and care for the creatures with which they share the planet through live action, puppetry, animation and claymation. "Zoboo" is a wonderful talking animal who's a special friend.
Spots and Stripes (#132) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Spots and stripes are great camouflage for creatures, helping them blend into their environments. When Zoboo, Chris and Martin see striped and spotted creatures (tiger cub, serval cats, Dalmatian puppies, coati babies and a skunk), they're inspired to paint Animal Junction in spots and stripes. Zoboo takes that inspiration a step further when he paints spots on Martin and stripes on Chris while they're both asleep. Zoboo paints himself with spots and stripes, and the gang learns about being a camouflaged creature. Jackie says that milk weed plants may look like weeds but they're home for striped monarch caterpillars, so please don't pick them.
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Sand (#133) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
A sandstorm has buried Animal Junction in sand, which is perfect for the meerkats, scorpion and camel that stop by for a visit. Zoboo, Chris and Martin explain how each of these creatures is suited for living in a dry, desert climate. Jackie walks along the beach looking for shells, but she doesn't take any with her because some of these shells are homes to the hermit crab. She decides to build a beautiful sand castle for her crab friends instead.
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Water Creatures (#134) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When two African penguins stop by Animal Junction, Zoboo, Chris and Martin talk about water creatures. Even though penguins are birds, they swim instead of flying. But these penguins aren't swimming! Finally, they realize it's because the pool water is too warm for them. But when the water is chilled with ice cubes, there's no stopping the penguins! Jaguars love to swim, too, and the Kratts play ball in the big pond with a black jaguar who stops by. Jackie has a new goldfish named Sunny, who is also sensitive about water temperature. To keep from shocking Sunny, Jackie puts his bag into the aquarium until the water in the bag is the same temperature as the aquarium.
Who's Inside The Egg? (#135) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Rhode Island Red chicks hatch at Animal Junction, but Zoboo, Martin and Chris don't have any idea what's inside a strange egg they find in the nest. The guys are surprised to discover it's a baby alligator, which they take home to mom. Jackie and the Animal Helpers protect salmon eggs so tiny and delicate they can easily break if the water around them is disturbed by making sure people cross the stream away from the salmon eggs.
Hail to Tails (#136) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
A kinkajou comes to hang out in Animal Junction. Her prehensile tail -- a grabber the kinkajou uses to swing through the trees and hop on the ground -- takes center stage. Creatures use their tails for all kinds of things, and Chris and Martin decide to create supertails that combine all the best elements of creature tails. Jackie visits a litter of newborn kittens, who are cute and cuddly, but must be picked up gently by placing hands around their stomachs. A kitten's tail is not a handle!
Cats (#137) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's kitten pandemonium when all kinds of kittens turn Animal Junction upside down. An overwhelmed Zoboo, Martin and Chris try to take care of these curious creatures but quickly realize that they're in over their heads. Luckily, the cavalry rides to the rescue when the mother cats arrive to take control of the situation. The guys wonder if wild cats are similar to house cats and go to see if lions and cougars purr. Jackie is busy brushing her cat Rapunzel, a great way to show her cat that she cares for her. Plus, birds and squirrels love the loose fur for padding their nests.
Four F's (#138) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Creature coats are the key to keeping animals warm in cold weather. Zoboo, Chris and Martin realize that animals beat the cold with the four F's: fur, feathers and fat and in the case of otters fun. But what happens when the weather warms up? Ernie the camel comes to Animal Junction looking for a good scratching post to help him shed his winter coat for summer since he won't need it when it's hot outside. Jackie brushes her dog, Goldy, to help her take off her heavy winter coat. Dogs and cats love being brushed and it feels good to lose that extra hair. Jackie knits a small sweater from the hair she brushed out of Goldy.
Stinky (#139) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
In the creature world, different smells mean different things. When a skunk visits the gang at Animal Junction, Zoboo, Martin and Chris discover the difference between a "come-here" smell and a "go away" smell. They also visit with a mink, a creature that scent-marks to let other creatures know that it has passed by. Chris decides to make a Chris scent so he can scent-mark Animal Junction. Jackie gives her friend's dog a bath in tomato juice to get rid of a gift from a skunk that didn't want to play with her.
Bzzz (#140) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Animal Junction goes buggy, and Zoboo, Chris and Martin start to think that these tiny critters are nature's little superstars. Insects and spiders are amazing athletes: quick-leaping grasshoppers, far-flying butterflies, super-strong ants, heavily armored beetles and plenty more. Bugs have to be quick because lots of other creatures like to eat them. But if bugs disappeared, a lot of other creatures would disappear too. That's why the Kratts always say, "Be nice to bugs." Chris and Martin get a bug's eye perspective when they shrink down to insect size and find out that it's no picnic being an ant. Some kids stomp on ants, but Jackie's there to stop them, explaining how cool ants and their underground homes are, far too cool to stomp on.
Green Creatures (#201) Duration: 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zoboo realizes that plants and trees are as alive as all the creatures he meets in Animal Junction. The Kratt Brothers teach the lemur that plants grow well if they get good soil, lots of sunlight and enough water. And there are plenty of creatures willing to help plants flourish, including Toothbrush the elephant, Popcorn the binturong and a whole family of sloth. When Martin and Chris follow Popcorn to India, they visit a 2000-year old fortress, where green creatures like vines and plants are taking over the site.
Brain Power (#202) Duration: 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
The Kratt Brothers and Zoboo want to build an "Invisibility Machine" but they need some real brainpower to get the job done. Just when they're ready to give up, Brainiac the chimpanzee stops by to help. The Kratt Brothers decide to travel to India to meet other creatures with great brains but they are outsmarted by a flock of crows. Back in Animal Junction, they run right into a tremendous, invisible animal, which turns out to be Toothbrush the elephant. Elephants are really intelligent, too, and the Kratt Brothers show Zoboo that all creatures are smart in their own ways.
Bovine (#203) Duration: 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
A cow and her calf visit Animal Junction, and Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend that cows are ruminants, with special second stomachs to digest the grass they eat. The Kratt Brothers take off for India to see how cows live there and discover that there are cows everywhere, even in houses! When they return home, Zoboo is entertaining another ruminant, a red kangaroo. While the Kratt Brothers hop like kangaroos, Zoboo leaps like a lemur.
Snake Bellies (#204) Duration: 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zoboo is very excited when an Amazon tree boa and her babies show up in Animal Junction. He gets even more excited when the Kratt Brothers find a snakeskin. In the snakeskin hunt that follows, they find out that the skin doesn't fit the anaconda in the pool, or the rattlesnake sunning itself over by the window, or even the huge Burmese python. Finally, Zoboo discovers the owner -- a trans-pecos rat snake! Zoboo plays with what he thinks are some interesting snakes. But they're not snakes at all, just the tentacles of a pygmy octopus!
Humans (#205) Duration: 28:46 STEREO (Secondary audio: DVI)
A whole class of kindergarten kids arrives in Animal Junction to help Zoboo learn about what it's like to be human. After the teacher invites the lemur and the Kratt Brothers into the classroom, Zoboo determines that being human involves lots of things that animals never do -- like sitting at desks, reading and writing. But when he and the children return to Animal Junction after school, Zoboo discovers that kids and lemurs have one thing in common -- they both love to play.
Zoboo The Super Lemur (#206) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's Zoboo to the rescue! After Zoboo reads a superhero comic book, black bears Muscles and Muscley help him become a Super Lemur. As the new friends are finishing a snack, Zoboo hears a noise and looks up to see kittens stuck on one of Animal Junction's roof beams. The Super Lemur springs into action and saves the tiny cats. Zoboo is now ready to assist animals everywhere while the Kratt Brothers travel to India to find other heroes in the creature world.
Pop Goes The Tiger (#207) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Two Siberian tiger cubs begin pouncing on every ball in sight to hone their hunting skills. However, the balls aren't tiger proof and they all pop. So Zoboo becomes "Zoboo the Super Lemur" and builds a Superball that whisks him to a place where tigers live -- India! The Kratt Brothers follow their lemur buddy and discover lots of tigers and their cubs. When they return to Animal Junction, the tiger cubs haven't left a single ball unpopped -- except one. But it's not actually a ball, just a curled-up African pygmy hedgehog!
Powerhouse (#208) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When a snow leopard and Toothbrush the elephant come to Animal Junction, Zoboo wants to be powerful just like these two creatures. Since he can't hunt like a snow leopard or eat massive piles of leaves like an elephant, Zoboo is afraid that he'll never be a powerhouse. Then he remembers that lemurs leap better than any other animal in the world! He's a leaping powerhouse, and the Kratt Brothers remind him that every creature is a powerhouse in its own way.
Talk to Me (#209) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
With the help of the Kratt Brothers and Toothbrush the elephant, Zoboo learns how animals communicate with each other. While Zoboo answers some of the letters sent in by kids, Martin and Chris go to India to find out how animals talk to each other in the wild.
Creature Neighbors (#211) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's treasure hunt time in Animal Junction for the Kratt Brothers, Zoboo and all of their creature neighbors. With the help of two fox kits, Zoboo locates the first piece of the puzzle leading them to the treasure - but will they find the treasure itself?
Buddies (#212) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Martin and Chris are best buddies and Zoboo wants a special friend he can depend on as well. He meets a sea anemone and a clown fish, some sloth, langur monkeys and chital deer. At last he finds his own best buddy -Shark, the chameleon.
Can You Feel It? (#213) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Brainiac the chimp and Lost and Found the Yellow Labrador retriever want to play. But what can a chimp, dog and a lemur all have fun doing together? It takes some doing but Zoboo finally comes up with a game that makes everybody happy - and discovers that all creatures have feelings.
Fearfest (#214) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
A big thunderstorm hits Animal Junction and Zoboo sees something frightening in the dark. But the scary creatures are just grizzly bear cubs! Martin and Chris tell their lemur friend all about grizzlies and other animals that seem scary - but really aren't.
Superclaw (#215) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zoboo wants to climb like some visiting kinkajous so the Kratt Brothers create special "Superclaws" for Zoboo to wear. After falling off vines, Zoboo realizes that his own claws - nails really - are just right for a lemur and other creatures have claws just perfect for them.
Grow, Zoboo, Grow (#216) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
The Kratt Brothers are taking care of a human baby and a baby red kangaroo, and Zoboo wants to help the two babies grow. Martin and Chris show Zoboomafoo that all creatures grow, but to do so they need rest, food and play.
Don't Fence Me In (#217) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zoboo invites a wolverine to live with him in Animal Junction, only to realize that there's not enough space for his new pal. Wild creatures need room to roam.
Family Game (#218) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When a baby African pygmy hedgehog comes to Animal Junction, Zoboo, tries to find the right family for her to live with. The Kratt Brothers explain that there are all different kinds of creature families, and they finally find the perfect family for the baby hedgehog.
H2O (#219) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
The pond in Animal Junction has dried up and two lion cubs and all the animals who live there are thirsty! As water is essential to the animal world, Zoboo does the Malagasy rain dance and the rain finally starts. The Kratt Brothers take a trip to Africa to check out some amazing water creatures.
Crocodilian (#220) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
The Kratt Brothers build a time machine and decide to investigate crocodilians, like the American alligator and caiman, but almost get stranded in the Jurassic period with a hungry T-Rex!
Hot and Cold (#221) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
A Gila monster and snow leopard come to visit and the Kratt Brothers turn Animal Junction into both a hot and cold place so Zoboo's friends can stay for a while. Martin, Chris and Zoboo figure out how to adapt to living in different climates, creature style.
Armor (#222) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zoboo thinks that if he had armor, like his new African crested porcupine friends, he would be safe as he leapt from place to place. After some unsuccessful armor experimentation with the Kratt Brothers, he realizes that his eyes, ears and brain are the best protection he can have.
Ants & Eaters (#223) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
When an anteater shows up, Zoboo worries that it will eat a colony of ants living in Animal Junction. He tries to broker a peace agreement between the creatures. Zoboo learns that even though anteaters need ants to survive, ants have many ways of protecting themselves from anteaters. Predation is part of life in the creature world and every creature has what she needs to survive.
World of Legs (#224) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Zoboo spies a larva and wonders what kind of legs this animal will have once it grows. Will it have strong legs like a tiger, hundreds of legs like a millipede or long ones like a kangaroo? When the larva finally transforms into a salamander, its legs are like nothing Zoboo imagined they would be!
Messy & Clean (#225) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
It's time to clean out the closet but the more Zoboo tries to help, the bigger the mess he makes! No sooner is everything back in its place, than some European wild boars and a capuchin monkey mess everything up again. Zoboo has lots of fun learning how messy and clean means different things to different animals.
The Nose Knows (#101) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
This episode introduces viewers to the cast of the series
Eye Spy (#102) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
The gang talks about seeing and being seen when a pair of black jaguar cubs come for a visit. Sleek and stealthy, these jaguars have excellent dark spotted coats to camouflage them in the dark forest. Plus, they've got amazing night vision that helps them see in their forest home. Martin and Chris wonder what it's like to see like creatures see, so they build a new Kratt contraption: Eye-Spy goggles. The device allows them to see like a jaguar, a butterfly, a hawk, and a frog. It's spring and Jackie and the Animal Helpers are planting an evergreen tree. The tree was Jackie's Christmas tree, so she wants to decorate it for the birds. She and the Helpers adorn it with apples and popcorn, excellent treats for her winged friends.
Dinosaurs (#103) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Martin and Chris arrive at Animal Junction determined to build a huge dinosaur model. Zoboo is eager to help out, even though he doesn't know what a dinosaur is. However, once Chris and Martin describe what dinosaurs used to look like, Zoboo's sure he just saw one on the way to Animal Junction. Chris and Martin understand what he means when a monitor lizard arrives for a visit. Rome wasn't built in a day, and it seems unlikely that Chris, Martin and Zoboo's collapse-prone dinosaur model will ever actually be completed. But in the end, the Martinandchrisaurus stands tall for all to see. Jackie discovers an owl pellet - the fur and bone remains of an owl's prey -- and breaks it open to see the bones inside. She decides that she's going to go to the Royal Ontario Museum to see more bones - dinosaur bones! - and meets up with Chris and Martin there.
Who's in the Hole? (#104) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
A flying squirrel glides into Animal Junction in search of a hole to live in. Chris, Martin and Zoboo are glad to help, but find out a lot of the holes in Animal Junction already have occupants. Who knew that so many creatures lived in holes? But why not? Whether they're in the ground, in rocks or in a tree, holes are perfect homes, safe and warm for foxes, snakes, rabbits, prairie dogs, porcupines, and flying squirrels. Jackie spots a man just about to cut down a dead tree. She stops him and explains that owls, squirrels and raccoons live in tree holes, even if the tree is dead. The man decides it's better to leave the tree standing.
Happy Lemur Day (#105) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Animal Junction becomes Lemur Central when friends of Zoboo's, two ring tail lemurs, come for a visit. Zoboo is stunned to hear that most people don't know what a lemur is. But Martin and Chris have a great idea to set the record straight when they declare an international creature holiday, Lemur Day, a celebration of all things lemur. There's even a special Lemur Day cake. A black and white ruffed lemur, some ring tail lemurs, and Zoboo's parents join the party. Jackie tells the guys about a creature rescue. She saw a water turtle and a land turtle heading for a busy road but managed to relocate them to a safer place: a pond for the water turtle and the forest for the land turtle.